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  • This pattern is currently only available as part of The Knitting Salon Yarn and Pattern Club 2022

    These fun socks are inspired by the ‘make do and mend’ campaign images of the early 1940s which are also used to great effect as the end papers in our final book, Good Evening, Mrs. Craven: The Wartime Stories of Mollie Panter-Downes. In addition I have taken inspiration from the wartime socks known as the ‘Wonder Socks’ which had detachable heels, toes and soles. These were created to enable worn-out parts of socks to be removed, re-knitted and replaced and to show how this concept works, I have created a removable toe section to your socks which means the toe can easily be replaced in its entirety if a hole develops. I hope you have fun with this fascinating technique!

    The CC41 socks are knitted from the cuff down followed by a delightful 'wavy' fair isle pattern on the legs. A standard heel flap and gusset are worked next and then the foot which features a wee section of colourwork before casting off. The toe is then knitted separately after which it is joined to the foot

    The pattern includes both written and charted instructions.

    The CC41 socks are knitted used Wold 2ply a bouncy, warm 100% British wool which is just perfect for woolly socks. The socks use 6 colours in all and there are enough left-overs in each of the shades to knit extra toes for when the others eventually wear out!

  • Yarn
    Susan Crawford Wold 2 Ply Fingering weight yarn
    100% British wool (87m / 95yds per 25g skein)
    2 skeins, shade Blue, 1 skeins each shades Dark Teal, Orange, Lilac, Red and Yellow


    34 sts and 40 rounds = 10cm (4in) over stranded colourwork pattern worked in the round, after blocking.We obtained gauge using 2.25mm needles.

    If necessary use an alternative needle size to obtain the correct gauge.

    Suggested Needles
    2.25mm (US 1) DPNs

    Stitch markers; waste yarn; tapestry needle

  • Stranded Colourwork; Sock construction; Grafting; Construction techniques.

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